Fr. Gregory Kareta

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1956
Status: Sued

Died: 10/4/2006
Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Publicly accused in the Monterey diocese in 2003 of abuse of an 11-year-old boy in 1973-1974. Three other alleged victims corroborated the charges. Criminal charges were dismissed in 2003 due to Supreme Court ruling regarding statutes of limitations. Kareta also admitted abusing a youth in the 1960s in WI. Accuser told the L.A. Archdiocese in 1985; Kareta was kept active. Died 10/4/2006. Personnel file released in 1/2013. On the Monterey Diocese’s list 1/2/2019. It notes a report received in 2002 of abuse in the 1970s. Included on the Fresno diocese’s 8/2021 list of credibly accused. Included in 10/2022 on the Chicago archdiocese’s list. Included in the 5/23/2023 IL Attorney General’s Report.

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